Related Waterfowl Links
- Report a Banded Bird
- Duck Identification
- Waterfowl Hunt Results on Public Hunt Areas
- Delta Island Waterfowl Hunting Applications
- Waterfowl Hunting Zones
- Information on Nuisance Waterfowl (PDF)
The Waterfowl Program is a small unit within the Wildlife Programs Branch that works cooperatively with others in the Pacific Flyway and within CDFW to conserve and manage the waterfowl resource. California hosts about 39 different species and subspecies of waterfowl and provides vital winter habitat for about 60 percent (annually estimated to be between 4 - 6 million birds) of the waterfowl population in the Pacific Flyway. Activities of the Waterfowl Program include population assessments, developing management plans, cooperating with researchers, developing hunting recommendations to the Fish and Game Commission, and managing the State Duck Stamp Account.
- 2015 / 2016 Waterfowl Hunting Regulations (PDF)
- 2015 Waterfowl Breeding Population Survey Report (PDF)
- Summary of Waterfowl Regulations for the 2014 / 2015 Season
- Duck Hunting Regulations - Historical to Current (Excel)
- 2014 Draft Environmental Document for Migratory Game Bird Hunting (PDF)
- Presentation on Tule White-Fronted Geese (PDF)
- Waterfowl Hunting Management in North America
Frequently Asked Questions and Related Information
- How Are Populations Assessed?
- How Are Waterfowl Regulations Set?
- CA Duck Breeding Population Estimates, 1992 - 2014 (PDF)
- Information on Tule white-fronted geese (PDF)
- History of Delayed Openers on Public Hunt Areas (PDF)
- Pacific Flyway Waterfowl Management Plans
- Central Valley Joint Venture
- Waterfowl Reservation Drawing Results